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Bitlis

(bĭtlĭs`), city (1990 pop. 38,130), capital of Bitlis prov., E Turkey, on a tributary of the Tigris River, at c.4,500 ft (1,370 m). Grains, fruit, and tobacco are grown nearby. It was an important caravan center for centuries and was captured by Persians, Arabs, Seljuk Turks, Byzantines, and Ottoman Turks. In the 19th cent. the town had a large Armenian population.
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The painting by Sahan Tutgac of Ziya Eren Fine Arts School Bitlis won the first prize, while those by Mustafa Uzel and Eyup Seflekci of the same school received second and third prizes respectively.
ISLAMABAD -- High school students in the Bitlis province of Turkey enthusiastically participated in the Chughtai Art competition organized by the Pakistan Embassy in Ankara in collaboration with Turkey's Ministry of National Education.
Hong Kong residents should avoid non-essential travel to the southeastern provinces of Batman, Bingol, Bitlis, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Hakkari, Hatay, Kilis, Mardin, Sanliurfa, Siirt, Sirnak, Tunceli and Van."
ISTANBUL, May 24 (KUNA) -- Turkish security forces "neutralized" four PKK terrorists in the eastern province of Bitlis, Turkish Interior Ministry said Friday.
The army said at least 90 militants were killed or held captive in Turkey's Eastern Bitlis and Bingol, and Southeastern Diyarbakr and Mardin provinces, and in Northern Iraq from March 24-30.
"The Turkish Army launched military operations in the states of Diyarbakir, Sharnak, Bitlis, Bengul and northern Iraq, which led to the neutralization of 91 elements of the PKK," the Turkish Chief of Staff said in a statement.
From the aspect of the economic losses caused by natural disasters, the average annual economic losses are highest in TR42-Kocaeli, Sakarya, Duzce, Bolu, Yalova, followed by TRB2-Van, Mus, Bitlis, Hakkari, TR71-Kirikkale, Aksaray, Nigde, Nevsehir, Kirsehir, TR63-Hatay, Kahramanmaras, Osmaniye, TRB1-Malatya, Elazig, Bingol, Tunceli, TR10-Istanbul, TR33-Manisa, Afyon, Kutahya, and Usak regions.
ByTLyS (CyHAN)- Depth of snow on Mount Nemrut located in the southeastern province of Bitlis reached five meters in the middle of May during spring.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Van, Bitlis, Diyarbakir and Elazig in Turkey, in which a number of people, including security personnel, were martyred and a large number injured.
They said the blast occurred around 1 pm (1000 GMT) in the Hizan district of Bitlis province, hours after a car bomb attack blamed on Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants killed three police officers and wounded 170 people in the city of Elazig.